Navodaya Vidyalayas should have water and solar harvesting in premises

Navodaya Vidyalayas to go solar soon

Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar today directed the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) to take measure for adoption of solar energy in all Navodaya Vidyalayas. Chairing the 35th Meeting of Executive Committee of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti in New Delhi yesterday, he asked the Samiti to seek the guidance of Ministry of Power to speed up the process.

Water and solar energy harvesting should form part of proposals in the new building plans and explore the possibility of having water harvesting and Bio-Gas plants in existing campuses,” he remarked.

He applauded the performance of the Navodaya Vidyalaya students in 10th and 12th Board and particularly the impressive performance of NV students in IIT-JEE Advance and NEET.

Acknowledging the important role being played by some of the NVS alumni in guiding students voluntarily to prepare for competitive examinations, Mr Prakash Javadekar directed the NVS to use social media network to connect with more such NVS alumni. This, he said, would broad-base the voluntary involvement of alumni and have a positive impact on the progress of Vidyalayas.

While reviewing the functioning of NVS, the Minister directed the Samiti to conduct study of positive impact of: 1) Student-Teacher living together 2) Teachers living together in school campus and 3) Health improvement of students.

Others present in the meeting were Minister of State of Human Resource Development Upendra Kushwaha, Secretary School Education Anil Swarup, Joint Secretaries and Financial Advisor of MHRD and NVS Commissioner besides other members and senior officials from the Samiti.

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